About Goddard Library

Goddard Library exists to serve the Gordon-Conwell South Hamilton campus, but it is open for on-site use by the general public as well.

The library is designed to support the training of theological students from an evangelical perspective. Collecting areas include philosophy of religion, biblical studies, church history, theology, pastoral ministry, counseling, world missions, and evangelism. Special attention is given to the evangelical tradition, especially in New England.

Special collections at Goddard Library include:

  • The Adventual Library, which documents the history of the Millerites and of Adventism and contains extensive publications on biblical prophecy.
  • The library and papers of Harold John Ockenga (1905-1985), the first President of the merged institution known as Gordon-Conwell (10,000 items located chiefly on the third floor of the Academic Center). Includes one letter from A. J. Gordon.